Elder Abuse Prevention Toolkit
Council is committed to upholding the health and wellbeing of older people in our community.
A number of factors can impact upon an older persons’ quality of life, including elder abuse, which is among the most complex and challenging issues facing our senior community.
Elder abuse is defined as any act that occurs within a relationship of trust that causes harm to an older person. It can take many forms, including physical, financial, psychological or sexual abuse.
Yarra Council has developed an Elder Abuse Prevention Toolkit to assist staff and members of the community to identify and address cases of elder abuse. A copy of the toolkit apears below:
Elder Abuse Prevention Toolkit (814.37 KB)
It was developed in 2012 by the Yarra Aged and Disability Network in conjunction with the Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership, and is underpinned by the State Government’s Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy.
The toolkit outlines key signs of elder abuse and a response guide to take appropriate action.
It aims to maintain the dignity, safety and security of older people in the City of Yarra and achieve an integrated and standardised approach to the management of elder abuse.
People who are concerned that an older person is being abused or neglected can call Seniors Rights Victoria on 1300 36 8821 or visit www.seniorsrights.org.au
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